The curb appeal of your home is important. The landscaping of a home says a lot about the homeowner and can really increase the value of the home. There are many different ways for you to decorate in your landscape and therefore increase the beauty of your home. One such method that will not only add beauty to your yard, but also add some utility, is using a decorative pergola. Archways have been used for centuries to add grandeur to gardens and entryways. Here are a few ways to utilize a pergola that will add utility and beauty to your yard.
Pergolas Come In Many Shapes And Sizes
A pergola is one of the most versatile structures that you will be able to put in your yard. You will be able to install a pergola that is made from wood, metal, or vinyl. A pergola also comes in many different styles. It does not matter if you want a classical Victorian look or a more contemporary look. You can also install a pergola that is relatively small or a pergola that covers a lot of your yard. Pergolas are versatile and can be installed in almost any part of your yard.
If you have pathways through your yard, you may want to consider a pergola-covered walkway. A pergola is going to take your walkways from ordinary to extraordinary in many different ways. One of the best things that a pergola does is allows the walkway to be a haven for flowers or plants. A pergola-covered walkway allows plenty of surface space for these plants to grow. When you have flower- or plant-covered pergolas covering your walkway you also add a great deal of shade to your walkway. This is going to truly take your pathways and walkways to another level of beauty and utility.
Shaded Living Space
The pergola also can allow for an outdoor living space to be covered. You can use this type of living space for multiple things. Common ideas include an outside dining area or a hot tub or small pool. While outside, you will be able to enjoy the fresh air, but you will also be shaded from the sun. Do not underestimate the feeling of having a living space in your back yard that you can spend a portion of your day relaxing. Being outside enjoying the fresh air is a great way to overcome stress.
When I was young, I loved helping my mother in the garden. Our yard was filled with plants and flowers that she kept in immaculate condition. Once I was an adult and bought my first home, I learned that there was much more to landscaping a yard than I ever imagined! After a little trial and error planting a few flowers in my yard that died quickly, I realized the technology that is available to aspiring gardeners makes trial and error a thing of the past. After I found out what my "hardiness zone" was, I realized I was planting flowers made for much cooler climates, and I played around with software that let me design my yard very easily! I learned a lot throughout the experience, so I thought I would share my tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often to check out my new tips!